Aug 8, 2009 1:30pm EDT
travel with doctors and other volunteers to countries near and far like honduras, india, kenya and vietnam. grace joined them on a mission to china. her job was to spend time with patients and their families and give them comfort before and after the operations. >> that was really, really interesting seeing such courage in such little kids. >> reporter: so what is the most enjoyable or rewarding thing about being an operation smile youth volunteer? >> well, the children wake up from their surgery and they are usually really disoriented and are really scared because they don't know anyone around them, and then we bring their parents in, and they see their kid for the first time, and they start to cry and it's really, really sad but it's an amazing experience because everyone's just so happy. >> reporter: operation smile was started by bill and kathy magee. they decided to get teens involved after their own daughter joined them on a mission. >> we said from now on there will always be high school students on our teams, we will always have university students. they are our future.
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, to places on the other side of the world, like india. and it wouldn't be possible without teens. >> teenagers are powerful. the youth is powerful. and by getting involved, and realizing that you're important, that you're worth it. you can make a change in your own community. with that as a part of your life, you can do anything. >> i've got to see a house from the beginning, where it's an empty lot, to a finished product, which is great. and i hope i can continue working with habitat the rest of my life. >> if you want to get involved, see if your school has a habitat for humanity club you can join. if it doesn't, consider starting one. visit teenkidsnews.com and follow the links to learn more. mwanzaa? >> thanks felipe. >>> the word "meh" -- m-e-h. it used to be something only a "simpsons" fan would say. but a major dictionary has now made "meh" an official word. it means "i don't much care." as in, would you rather watch re-runs of "one tree hill" or "gossip girl?" meh. >> hey, i love those shows! >>> coming up next -- the few. the proud. nicole takes us on a special visit wit
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- the ceo's of ford, chrysler, and gm say they'll take a salary of just $1 a year. >>> officials in india are blaming pakistani terrorists for the ten violent attacks in mumbai last week. u.s. secretary of state condoleeza rice is visiting the area hoping to ease tensions between the countries. >>> a surprising number of teens admit they cheat on tests. in fact, a study found 64% of high school students do it. teachers and students say there's a lot of pressure on teens to succeed. >>> as if 14 olympic gold medals weren't enough -- swimmer michael phelps has won a new title. "sports illustrated" named him sportsman of the year. >>> that's headlines for this week, for "teen kids news, i'm lauren. >>> most kids are able to take their health for granted. but not those who have to cope with an illness that starts when you're young and lasts a lifetime. felipe tells us what it's like to manage a life threatening disease. felipe? >> reporter: jessica, it takes a lot of responsibility. kids who have type 1 diabetes can never put it out of their mind. >> when i first found out, i couldn't believe